News and Commentary
Erin Baldassari observes that five bay area cities are reconsidering single family zoning in response to housing shortage.
In City Observatory, Alan Mallach finds the roughly third of cities in which rents have decreased during COVID to be higher population and have higher pre-COVID rents than cities where rents have risen.
Libby Solomon defines affordable housing and surveys the state of D.C.’s affordability in Greater Greater Washington.
Reason’s John Myers analyses the coalitions behind upzoning in the UK and policies that could gather support in the US.
Salim Furth details a third way for suburbs- economically beneficial housing expansion- in Bloomberg CityLab.
Addison Del Mastro argues in the Bulwark that a more radical localism must not displace the healthy sense of place many Americans possess.
Jeremy Atack, Robert Margo, and Paul Rhode study 19th century urbanization in an NBER paper, noting transportation’s transformative effect.
For the Manhattan Institute, Eric Kober makes recommendations on overcoming locality opposition to zoning reform in New York including an appeals process.